Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
. thank you for your families service. -- famiy's service. host: you say you have 10 echoed the sponsors' right off the bat. you need a lot more than that. -- 10 co-sponsors right off the bat. guest: there are couple of things that have to change. we can let the sequestered go through and immediately followed with a continuing resolution. this is the methodology we fund the government with. a continuing resolution is what we do by march 27. we can move that up to next week. we can do it this week, prior to sequestration taking place, which would be my preference. the uncertainty would disappear. host: what have you heard about this bill? guest: i have not heard anything. i will talk with the speaker immediately after this. we have our regular conference meeting where i will presented to the conference. there have been a lot of conversations and different ideas. like i said, there is pushed back for republicans and democrats. if something is common sense as this, every single american gets it. i am hoping common sense will prevail. host: to win next in maryland. -- joann next in maryland.
Feb 27, 2013 12:00pm EST
famiy enough is enough to wall street; you cannot continue to operate the way you are. mr. president, the next treasury secretary will be the lead negotiator for the president on how to reduce the deficit, an issue that we are all concerned about. and here is the issue: do we balance the budget by cutting social security, medicare, medicaid, and programs that middle-income and working families depend upon? dak it that way. paul ryan will come up with that proposal. and it will mean huge suffering for tens and tens of millions of families who are already hurting. that is one way you can do deficit reduction. but i think that that approach is, first of all, way out of touch with what the american people want. the american people have been very clear. they do not want cuts in social security, they do not want to cut veterans programs, do not want to cut medicare or medicaid. but the american people have also been clear that at a time when the wealthiest people and largest corporations are doing phenomenally well and when their effective tax rates are the lowest in decades, when they enj